Case IH has combined map viewing software and farm management systems in a powerful new product ClearVU that assists farmers to run a more efficient farm business
Case IH staged live demonstrations of its cloud-based ClearVU farm management tool at the AgQuip Field Days held recently in Gunnedah. The tool has been developed in partnership with AgDNA, in response to a need the company saw within its customer base.
“There are so many variables associated with agriculture, and a multitude of decisions farmers are faced with on a day-today, season-to-season basis,” says Andrew Kissel, Case IH ANZ product manager – planting and soil management equipment.
“The current drought is just one of the massive challenges being tackled by producers at the moment, and a stark example of why we as a company need to be doing all we can to help farmers with planning decisions and management strategies.
“ClearVU is a way for farmers to store a huge variety of information in one place and at the touch of a button they can combine to get a clear picture of the current state of the business, the impact of past decisions and where future opportunities lie.”
Financial information, machinery use and performance, weather charts, crop data, harvest records, and fixed/variable costs and income information are all readily available in a userfriendly portal. The portal supports a range of controller types and can be accessed from a variety of devices, including via a mobile app.
ClearVU’s equipment functionality can track fuel levels, send guidance lines, prescriptions and offsets directly to machines from the map screen view machine metrics, and track alerts and service issues. This is in addition to offering the ability to interact with an individual piece of machinery in the field via the portal.
Activity plans allow the user to generate specific seeding, application and harvesting plans over an entire season, with the added ability of being able to carry over previous plans to future seasons. A ‘Farm Financials’ page is designed to help growers’ generate financial reports and manage profit and loss across their farm throughout multiple seasons.
“ClearVU gives farmers the edge in successfully maintaining their farm and machinery data in a way that’s easy to navigate, visually appealing and incredibly simple to master,” Kissel says.
“This product has been a number of years in the making, including a rigorous round of field testing by stakeholders who understand what farmers need to maximise their business’ productivity.”
Left: After showcasing its autonomous concept vehicle in 2017, Case IH maintained the high-tech theme this year with a focus on its new technology platform ClearVU